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Obituary: Edward Robert Flanagan

Edward Robert Flanagan passed away on April 6, 2014. He was born Sept. 8, 1919 to the late John Francis Flanagan and Madeline Kober Flanagan in Brooklyn and spent his childhood in Queens. He married the late Harriet Hoffman Flanagan in 1950 and raised three daughters in Glen Cove. He served with the 52nd Medical Battalion in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II, where he earned a Bronze Star. He was a graduate of Pace College and worked with Price Waterhouse as a certified public accountant before becoming a financial adviser to the IBM Corporation in Armonk. He was an active volunteer who generously lent his financial expertise to the Reformed Church of Locust Valley and to Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, where he served both organizations as treasurer for many years; he was also a past commodore of Sagamore Yacht Club and an elder at the Reformed Church. He was a talented athlete who sailed, skied, played golf and easily excelled in sports and an inveterate tinkerer who enjoyed working with his hands. But he placed family before all his interests and accomplishments and was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his three daughters Susan, Cynthia and Melissa; and by his three grandsons Edward, James and Philip. Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Service at the Reformed Church of Locust Valley. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Reformed Church of Locust Valley: 115 Ryefield Rd. Locust Valley, NY 11560.


Obituary: Francisca Guzman

Francisca Guzman of Glen Cove died on April 3, 2014. Loving mother of Joseph and the late Hada Luz- Barteau. Loving grandmother of Daniel, Frances, Brigette, John, Tracy and great-grandmother of George. Dear sister of Maria, Marcelina, Carmen and Guani. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick. Interment East Hillside Cemetery.  McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home. 


Obituary: Philip V. Coniglione

Philip V. Coniglione of Glen Cove on April 5, 2014. Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Ziccardi) for 52 years. Devoted father of Philip (Laurie), James (Kathy). Proud grandfather of Michael, Allyson and Jamie. 

Dear brother of Betty, Dorothy, Rosemary and Roy. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Rocco. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Organ Transplant at Mount Sinai Hospital. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home.


Obituary: Margaret A. Carlstrom

Margaret A. “Peggy” Carlstrom of Locust Valley  died on March 31, 2014, at age 87. Beloved wife of the late Warren “Pee Wee.” Loving mother of Ellen Horman (Ron), Eric (Keri), Otto (Stephanie), Beth (Frank) and the late Warren and Pamela.

Dear sister of Ed Eaton, the late Tom, Jim, Mimi and Jack. Proud grandmother of Ron Meghan (Chris), Kristin, Rebecca, Dylan, Caitlyn, Magnus, Erik and Colin. Our grandmother was an exceptional woman. She was brave, spirited, and full of sage advice that helped shape the lives of everyone she knew. Her unwavering devotion to her family, which she expressed with kindness, strength and a touch of Irish wit, could lift even the lowest of spirits. Grandma Peg taught her children, grandchildren and everyone else who had the pleasure of knowing her how to live a meaningful life; a life full of gratitude for all our blessings. Whenever I expressed grief about loss, Grandma Peg would share an old Irish adage: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Visitation at the Funeral Home of Dodge-Thomas, Glen Cove. Mass at St. Dominic RC Church. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery.


Obituary: Casimera Gorski

Casimera Gorski, 89, of Sea Cliff, died peacefully on Ash Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL, surrounded by her family. Casimera has joined her loving husband of over 60 years, Peter John Gorski Sr. and her son, Peter J Gorski Jr. in heaven, as well as, her brother John Gains. Casimera is survived by her son Kenneth Gorski, his wife Jane of Jacksonville, FL; and her granddaughter Jama Podell-Vitale, her husband Thomas and her two great-grandchildren, Claudia and Luca. Casimera was an active member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church on Long Island and was active with the Veterans Association. In addition to being an outstanding cook, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. A Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 10,  at 9:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth R.C. Church, Glen Head. Interment Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury.  Further information, Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head.  Casimera loved the family dogs, Harley and Jade. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doberman Rescue Unlimited


Obituary: Gloria J. Ferrandino

Gloria J. Ferrandino, of Hicksville, died on April 2, 2014. Beloved wife of the late John J. Devoted mother of Robert (Marilyn), Deborah, Joan, Peter (Karen), Carol, Barbara (John) and Mary (George). Loving grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of one. Dear sister of Catherine. Gloria’s legacy of gratitude and kindness will long be remembered by all that knew her. Her sunny disposition will be carried in our hearts forever. Funeral Mass at the Church of St. Patrick, Glen Cove. McLaughlin Kramer Megiel Funeral Home. 


Obituary: Margaret F. Ceglia

Margaret F. Ceglia of Locust Valley, died on March 27, 2014, at age 90. Beloved wife of Arnold J. Sr. Loving mother of Rose and Arnold J. Jr. (Debra). Proud grandmother of Kelly (Ed), Halley, AJ III and Ava. Special great-grandmother of Carlin, Shea and Joseph. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, god children and very dear friends. Her caring and giving ways will be missed. Visitation held at Dodge-Thomas. Service held at the Locust Valley Reformed Church. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. A donation in her memory may be made to the Locust Valley Fire Department or Locust Valley Cemetery.


Letter: Emergency Help Appreciated

I want to publicly thank members of the Sea Cliff Volunteer Fire Department, who promptly answered our ambulance call and were kind, helpful and caring as they helped me out when I needed them. The men who answered the call were John Bunce, John Ciampi, Matt Maderakis, and Andrew Lehmann.  We are fortunate to have such a dedicated group in Sea Cliff.

 Margie Malone


Obituary: Jennie Vigna

Jennie Vigna of Glen Cove and formerly of Astoria and Dunedin, FL, died on March 26, 2014 at age 91. Wife of the late Eddie. Mother of Barbara Lewis (Thomas III). Sister of Julia Dean and Josephine Medich. Grandmother of Thomas IV and Meredith. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Memorial Mass to be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Dodge-Thomas Funeral Home, Glen Cove.


Obituary: Anthony Hilton Grover

Anthony Hilton Grover, long time resident of the Sea Cliff/Glen Cove area, died on March 22, 2014. Beloved husband of Penelope. Loving father of Corin (Ebony), Evan (Milagros), Taryn and Knaishia. Grandfather to Taikhari, Zariyah, Kaliss, Athena, Nathaniel, Qworyn and Yania. Brother of Illona, Marguerite, Edith, John Hesse, Allen Lippke and the late Starlynn and Ronald. Uncle to Tanya and Mathew.


Anthony (Tony) was a key player in the Long Island Theatrical Community, working with multiple groups, carrying out an assorted array of duties from director to dancer for over 35 years.


There will a Celebration of Life service for Anthony Grover at the See Cliff United Methodist Church on Saturday, May 10 at noon. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the Tony Grover Memorial Fund.


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